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Please join us for a Twitter chat on strengthening services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth experiencing homelessness.
Co-hosted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and by the Forty to None Project, this chat will spur a dialogue on ways that runaway and homeless youth providers can better help LGBTQ young people in need of services.
A recent survey of homeless street youth (PDF, 115KB) found that 30 percent of participants identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual, and 7 percent identified as transgender. In fall 2013, the Family & Youth Services Bureau launched the 3/40 BLUEPRINT project to help transitional living programs better serve this population and ultimately, reduce the number of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
During the chat, Principal Investigator Alan Dettlaff will share common themes from the project’s first-year literature review and focus groups. He will be joined by Jama Shelton, a member of the project’s technical expert group and director of the Forty to None Project.
Participants will be encouraged to submit questions and to provide their own feedback on how the runaway and homeless youth community can offer safe, LGBTQ-affirming services while working to promote broader acceptance and understanding.
When: Monday, November 24, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. Who (Co-Hosts): National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (@NCFY), Alan Dettlaff from the University of Illinois at Chicago (@AlanDettlaff), and Jama Shelton from the Forty to None Project (@PagingDrJama). Hashtag:#NCFYchat Let us know you're joining: RSVP on Facebook.